Tim Hortons Reaches Settlement with Owner of Seized Properties


LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Restaurant Brands International (RBI) has reached an agreement with Great White North Franchisee Association (GWNFA) president David Hughes following the seizure of his four Tim Hortons locations, according to CBC News.

The restaurants were placed under corporate management after Hughes allegedly leaked sensitive corporate information to the media.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed due to a confidentiality clause. However, the agreement means that, Hughes won’t seek a court injunction to get his restaurants back.

A Tim Hortons spokesperson previously stated that the company’s decision to seize the locations had nothing to do with Hughes’ role in the GWNFA. However, Hughes previously referred to the action as an act of intimidation against the association.

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